Wednesday, November 9, 2016

First Class Rescue...



A few weeks back I took some shots of this old beauty parked in front of the East Perth Railway Station formerly the East Perth Locomotive Depot. Inside the station there were a few unexpected surprises also. The rescued and beautifully restored carriage here is one of a pair manufactured in Birmingham UK, imported for WA's first rail line which opened in 1879 running from Geraldton, 424km north of Perth to Northampton. Note the luxurious touches :) in First Class, the padded seat and back rest plus overhead storage, second class would have been pretty tough on the derrière!


Below, train discombobulated :) We're planning to take a trip on the Prospector soon.. out to Toodyay for lunch and back again.. you can come along with me if you like.. hopefully the seats will have a wee bit more padding to them :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...



26 comments:

  1. Beautiful carriage and first class certainly had class!
    I like that engine hanging on the wall.

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  2. This looks just like the post to link to Tuesday's Treasures!

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  3. The carriage surely has been restored beautifully!

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  4. That taken apart train really stands out well displayed like that.

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  5. What a great museum!
    Third class here was open trucks at first!

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  6. The restoration of the train is very nice indeed. I find the disassembled train on the wall quite incredible, it looks great! As always your photos tell a good story.

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  7. Always go first class if you can!
    Tagging is a big issue here too - there are some real fools around.

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  8. I want to come with you on the train to Toodyay.

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  9. cool i like trains.. nice pictures! ew

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  10. Those carriages look like they are brand new. Someone did a beautiful job restoring them. I'm up for a train ride to Toodyay! I'd be happy to go along.

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  11. What a great exhibit. I would like to ride first-class...in anything! Have fun. This is one beautiful carriage.

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  12. Oh I'm excited about our rail journey now! What gorgeous historic equipment with so much to tell!

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  13. The lesson here that still applies today - always go first class!

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  14. As tired as I am from standing in lone and voting, your photos here make me smile, Grace!

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  15. Wow, awesome and arty. Geralton... some memories here.

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  16. Such wonderful art in mechanics. Sure don't make 'em like that any more.

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  17. Those old ones look so beautiful, they even have pillows seats, I see.

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  18. Uma carruagem muito bela e bem cuidada uma bela peça de museu.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  19. what a great old train car and i love the display of train pieces on the wall!

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  20. That last display is incredible, Grace !

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  21. Very original and interesting! Arianna

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  22. I love restored train carriages. The engine mural is fascinating too. I'd come on the train trip if I lived in Perth.

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  23. I very much like that sleek red carriage.

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  24. Interesting posting.
    (Image number 2 is my favourite. )

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